Principal Investigators

Brent Sleep, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has expertise in thermal remediation, bioremediation, nanoscale zero valent iron applications, and numerical modelling.

Elizabeth Edwards is the Director of BioZone, Department of Applied Chemistry and Engineering at the University of Toronto. She has an international reputation in the application of molecular biology techniques to subsurface bioremediation. In collaboration with Geosyntec, she has developed commercially successful bioremediation methods that are used at over 350 sites around the world.

Edgar Acosta is the Director of the Laboratory for Colloids and Formulation Engineering,  Department of Applied Chemistry and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has expertise in surface chemistry and applications in remediation.

Jason Gerhard, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, has expertise in modelling and is developing innovative thermal remediation techniques (STAR).

Denis O’Carroll, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, has expertise in nanoparticle fate and transport in the environment, and applications of nanoscale zero valent iron for remediation.

Clare Robinson, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University, conducts leading edge research on surface-groundwater interactions and advanced geochemical modelling.

Jose Herrera, Assistant Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Development and Application of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University, leads research on the environmental fate of nanomaterials.

Neil Thomson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, has expertise with numerous novel remediation technologies including chemical oxidation, air sparging, and super-saturated water injection.

Kevin Mumford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University, has expertise in gas phase processes in subsurface remediation technologies.

Kent Novakowski, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University, brings expertise in fractured rock hydrology, particularly in field methodologies.